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PAC Stakeholders meeting on Performance Audit Report on Road Maintenance Works

Posted on :31 July 2020

Today, the Public Accounts Committee conducted a consultative meeting with Thimphu Thromde and the Department of Roads at the National Assembly conference hall. Officials from the Royal Audit Authority also attended the meeting.

The meeting focused on discussing the issues and the eight recommendations highlighted in the Performance Audit Report 2019. During the discussion, the officials from the Department of Roads submitted that the preventive maintenance plan to aid effective resources management has been achieved while the SOP for proper and effective coordination during emergencies is still in a draft form. 

With regard to strategizing improvement of efficiency in restoration of monsoon damages and periodic maintenance, it was shared to the committee that there are no written procedures but they function as per the precedence they have.  

Further, Thimphu Thromde expressed that people’s ignorance to public notifications issued by Thromde and budget constraints are the factors delaying the proper maintenance of road works carried out by Thromde.

 

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